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Just Make it Sew - Fashion Design & Sewing School

Want to take your sewing skills to the next level? Interested in how garments are constructed and designed? Looking for an opportunity to showcase your creative energies and ideas about fashion and fashion design? Thinking about a career (or missed your career) in fashion design?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Just Make it Sew has an opportunity for you.
We are excited to announce the Just Make it Sew Fashion Design and Sewing "School" and workshop series. This is an individualized series that will take you from "idea" to runway and work with you every step along the way over eight-weeks.

These will primarily be individual lessons to help you through the steps of picking your design(s), initial stages of creating your design, picking out your fabric, doing a mock-up (a muslin), and sewing your garment(s). There will be eight sessions, averaging about an hour and a half each and can begin at anytime you choose. This may even include a guided shopping trip to New York City's Fabric District. Here is a sample of the sessions.
Week 1
Create your Style. Choose your Design.This is the initial planning week. We'll begin by looking together at pictures and styles you are interested in. We'll discuss how easy or difficult this will be, based on your sewing level and then we'll create a game plan for the series and make some initial decisions. We will decide WHAT we will be creating, what STYLE it will be and what TYPE of fabric we will be using. We will also decide what pattern(s) we will be using or adapting.
Week 2
Adapt your pattern! We'll begin with the pattern(s) we selected in the first week. Then I'll show you how to make the changes necessary to make the pattern fit YOUR style.
Week 3
Cutting and fitting your pattern. This week will focus on cutting out and fitting your pattern.
Week 4
Trip to New York City Fabric District! This will be our big week out. We'll take a trip to the Big Apple for the day on a guided tour to the NYC fabric district (transportation is extra). We will go to a number of one-of-a kind stores that you can only find in a place like NYC. We'll even stop by Mood's, where you might just see a contestant from Project Runway.
Week 5
The mock up! The week will focus on making a mock-up for the harder to sew pieces.
Week 6 & 7
Sewing it together. Sewing, Sewing, Sewing. We'll spend these weeks cutting and sewing your pieces. I'll be here to help you as needed and to provide some advice and guidance along the way.
Week 8
Finishing Touches. Lastly, we'll wrap up the series and complete those finishing touches that will make your custom designed garments reflect you and your style!

The cost of this series is $345.00. This includes all instruction, coaching and general supplies. The cost of the workshop series does not include fabric, notions, embellishments, pattern(s) or the cost of transportation or meals to NYC. Ready to register? Click here.

Need more information? Call JoAnn at 609-386-4218.

Note: Depending on the skill level of the student and the pieces we agree to, this series may require that some work be completed outside of the sewing studio or may require additional hours beyond the weekly series.